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findItemsAdvanced with category and shop filter - incomplete results

Hi everyone,

I'm running into the following issue:

I'm performing a "findItemsAdvanced" query based on shopname and category (1luxoticthread and 3001, for example) and I'm getting only a subset of the results that I should be getting.

The example query produces around 800 results. When I open the following link in the Edge browser, I get over 4,000 results:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/Suits-Suit-Separates/3001/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ssn=1luxoticthread&_ipg=25

When I open it in Chrome or Firefox, I get the same ~800 results that the API query produces.

I'm using ebaysdk and python. Here's the code snippet:

api_request = {'itemFilter': [

{'name': 'Seller', 'value': '1luxoticthread'}],

'categoryId' : '3001','paginationInput': {

'entriesPerPage': '100',

'pageNumber': '1'},

'outputSelector': ['SellerInfo', 'ProductInfo']}


response = api.execute('findItemsAdvanced', api_request)


I know that there are related questions on the forum here but I've seen nothing that addresses directly findItemsAdvanced with only the shop and category filter.


I'd appreciate any help with this.


Best regards.

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clickimusprime answered ·

That's not a shop name search (store in the US), it's a seller search.

I see 872 items in any browser. The shop/store has 2962 items. (all categories)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/luxoticthreads

Store searches with the API are different and sometimes unreliable, so seller search is the better approach.

Perhaps the website is showing similar items?


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reputationlr answered ·

Just to add - I also tried the findItemsIneBayStores query and it also returned around 800 results

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